Investing When Inflation Outpaces Interest Rates With Lyn Alden

FEATURING THE FOUNDER OF LYN ALDEN INVESTMENT STRATEGY, LYN ALDEN @LynAldenContact   One of my favorite ways to use YCharts is to keep track of various interest rates compared to various measures of inflation on one convenient chart. Historically, interest rates and inflation have often moved together, but things have been very different in 2021. We can … Continued

3 Ways the Home Office Can Position Advisors for Growth

As the wealth management industry continues to grow, even the most successful advisory firms have to adapt to stay ahead of the competition. Whether implementing new technologies to streamline advisor processes, allocating more time to advisor and AUM growth, or ensuring seamless collaboration between teams and the home office, it’s crucial that your advisors in … Continued

10 Best Performing Dividend ETFs and How to Find Them

Dividend exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are structured to invest in a basket of stocks with above-average dividend yields. Aside from company dividends, funds can also generate income for shareholders via bond yields or other distributions; however, with relatively lower yields coming from bonds and other fixed-income products, dividend stocks and ETFs have become even more attractive. … Continued

Evaluating Emerging Market Funds with YCharts

All advisors seek to maximize their clients’ returns, but emerging market funds may feel like uncharted waters when looking to boost a portfolio’s performance. Bigger risks can lead to bigger rewards, and emerging economies’ pace of growth and market inefficiencies offer potential for higher returns. These inefficiencies are due to a lack of analyst coverage, … Continued

How to Find the Best Bond ETFs for Client Portfolios

Many of us first encountered fixed income not through bond ETFs, but through the physical savings bonds that were gifted to us as kids (thank you, Aunt Judy). Albeit bond ETFs and savings bonds are a bit different, advisors know fixed income’s consistent payments and low correlation to stocks are a vital part of any … Continued

YCharts 101 For Mutual Fund Wholesalers

Just like different investing strategies, investment research and sales tools come in a range of shapes and sizes. When searching for a solution that meets your needs, you’ll likely consider ease of use, research capabilities, customization features and affordability, among other factors. YCharts combines all of the above—a modern and intuitive interface, high horsepower tools, … Continued

YCharts 101: Account Set Up and Customization

Just like different investing strategies, investment research tools come in a range of shapes and sizes. When searching for a solution that meets your needs, you’ll likely consider ease of use, research capabilities, customization features and affordability, among other factors. YCharts combines all of the above—a modern and intuitive interface, high horsepower tools, customizable sales … Continued

Resources for Client Communications on Coronavirus

The S&P 500 is nearly 20% off the all-time-high it set less than a month ago on February 19th, at times moving into the -20% bear market territory. Thursday, March 12th was the S&P 500’s worst day since Black Monday in 1987. The shock of coronavirus (COVID-19) can be felt not only in investors’ portfolios, but also … Continued

Portfolio Stress Testing for Prospect & Client Conversations

History tends to repeat itself—and the stock market is no exception. In fact, plenty of investors sincerely want this to be true. If history repeats itself, you can find securities you believe will follow a trend, invest in them, and watch as your bets pay off. (It’s almost never that easy.) On the flip side, … Continued

Quickflows: A portfolio, stock and mutual fund comparison tool

Quickflows leverage YCharts’ already powerful tools and data to conduct higher quality research, and in less time. The portfolio, stock, and mutual fund comparison tool draws on best practices of experienced YCharts users, condensing highly impactful workflows into single-click efforts via an easy-to-use and always-handy menu. We know that for investors and advisors, time is … Continued